Florida steady but down points in new top 25s

The first regular season editions of the USA Today Coaches and Associated Press Top 25 polls were released on Tuesday and a new No. 1 team has been crowned as the Alabama Crimson Tide took over the top spot in both rankings systems. Alabama received 37-of-59 first-place votes from the coaches and 45-of-59 first-place votes from the AP voters after thrashing Michigan 41-14 in their season opener.

The Florida Gators, fresh off of a lackluster 27-14 season opening victory over Bowling Green, lost points in both polls. Florida remained at No. 23 but lost 46 points in the USA Today rankings; the Gators dropped one stop to No. 24, losing 68 points in the AP poll.

WeekResultBCSUSA TodayAssociated Press
Preseason--No. 10 (930)No. 10 (894)
2W 24-6 vs. Toledo-No. 9 (974)No. 12 (875)
3L 16-21 at Miami-No. 20 (410)No. 18 (405)
4Open-No. 18 (398)No. 19 (412)
5W 31-17 vs. Tennessee-No. 19 (449)No. 20 (414)
6W 24-7 at Kentucky-No. 19 (515)No. 18 (481)
7W 30-10 vs. Arkansas-No. 17 (574)No. 17 (536)
8L 6-17 at LSU-No. 22 (240)No. 22 (249)
9L 17-36 at Missouri-NR (4)NR (17)

USA TODAY COACHES POLL
This Week 1-5: Alabama (37), USC (14), LSU (7), Oregon (1), Oklahoma
6-10: Florida State, Georgia, West Virginia, South Carolina, Arkansas
11-15: Michigan State, Clemson, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Texas
16-20: Oklahoma State, TCU, Virginia Tech, Michigan, Kansas State
21-25: Stanford, Notre Dame, Florida, Louisville, Boise State

Last Week 1-5: LSU (18), Alabama (20), USC (19), Oklahoma (1), Oregon
6-10: Georgia, Florida State (1), Michigan, South Carolina, Arkansas
11-15: West Virginia, Wisconsin, Michigan State, Clemson, Texas
16-20: Nebraska, TCU, Stanford, Oklahoma State, Virginia Tech
21-25: Kansas State, Boise State, Florida, Notre Dame, Auburn

ASSOCIATED PRESS TOP 25
This Week 1-5: Alabama (45), USC (11), LSU (4), Oregon, Oklahoma
6-10: Florida State, Georgia, Arkansas, South Carolina / West Virginia
11-15: Michigan State, Clemson, Wisconsin, Ohio State, Virginia Tech
16-20: Nebraska, Texas, Oklahoma State, Michigan, TCU
21-25: Kansas State, Notre Dame, Louisville, Florida, Stanford

Last Week 1-5: USC (25), Alabama (17), LSU (16), Oklahoma (1), Oregon
6-10: Georgia, Florida State, Michigan (1), South Carolina, Arkansas
11-15: West Virginia, Wisconsin, Michigan State, Clemson, Texas
16-20: Virginia Tech, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, TCU,
21-25: Stanford, Kansas State, Florida, Boise State, Louisville

* Numbers in parenthesis represent first-place votes.

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One Response to “Florida steady but down points in new top 25s”

  1. gatorboi352 says:

    To quote Coach Boom: “A win is a win.”

    Wait what?